What is the course about?
The course aims to enable students to communicate with some fluency in a range of everyday situations.
What will we cover?
Based on Willkommen units 1-6 and additional material supplied by the tutor. Greetings and introductions, exchanging personal information, speaking about leisure pursuits and the family, asking the way, doing some food shopping and ordering food in a café, booking a hotel room.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-use numbers and the alphabet
-greet others, introduce yourself and give personal information (address, age, profession, study, nationality)
-speak about leisure pursuits and say how often you do things
-speak about family relationships
-identify places in a town or city and ask for directions
-order food in a cafe and ask/give prices
-tell the time and days of the week and book a hotel room
-have a basic knowledge of personal pronouns, possessive adjectives, genders and articles, plurals, the accusative, verb endings, irregular verbs, separable verbs.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Stage 1 course - no previous knowledge of German required.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://bildutrapagaran.info/self-assess-your-level
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- supported by moodle
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do 2-3 hours weekly homework and revision.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Willkommen beginners coursebook ISBN 9781473672659 as well as Activity Book for extra practice and review linked to the coursebook units ISBN 9781473672666. Optional: coursepack which includes the Coursebook, the CD and DVD set and a Support Book containing a key to the exercises and audio transcripts.ISBN 9781473672673
Please try: Grant and Cutler - http://www.foyles.co.uk/Grant-and-Cutler-at-Foyles (020 7734 2012) and for a 10% discount The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259). Willkommen beginners coursebook ISBN 9781473672659; Activity Book for extra practice and review linked to the coursebook units. ISBN 9781473672666; optional: coursepack which includes the Coursebook, the CD and DVD set and a Support Book containing a key to the exercises and audio transcripts.ISBN 9781473672673.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
German 1 fast-track: module 2. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details